´´Her biography, like her life, is a work of art.” So says singer/songwriter Janis Ian about Christine Lavin and her book Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha?? In this book, and now audiobook, Lavin recounts her circuitous, often hilarious route to becoming one of contemporary folk music’s most respected and beloved songwriters and performers. From Lincoln Center and other New York hot spots to theaters, music halls, and coffeehouses across North America and beyond, life on the road has defined Lavin’s life and music. If she lacked a master plan, she had the heart and chutzpah to keep moving and noting carefully what she saw of human nature along the way. It paid off. Her laser-sharp wit and perceptive irony produced a body of song, and now a book, that captures her life and touches our own (foibles included).Christine’s 14-hour audiobook also includes a foreword written and read by actor and singer-songwriter Jeff Daniels; two brand-new verses of the classic song ´´It Was a Very Good Year,” sung by its author, Ervin Drake; and a cappella bookmarks performed by The Accidentals.As Christine reads her lively tales, she occasionally picks up her guitar and sings to illustrate a point. Join her on this memorable and fun-filled journey and learn some of the most beloved talents in music, stage and screen. As Dirty Linen magazine puts it: ´´Christine Lavin is a storyteller par excellence. She can take the most trivial encounter and spin it into gold, exposing the heart of the matter with humor and grace.” About the author: Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Christine Lavin has released 20 solo albums and eight compilations. She has garnered eight ASCAP Awards and was the founder of the performing folk collective Four Bitchin’ Babes. Her songs are performed by artists including Sutton Foster and have been featured in Off Broadway and touring productions. She created and currently hosts ´´Slipped Discs” on XM/Sirius Radio’s The Village. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/temp/000001/bk_temp_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set your sights on something savory and sure to scintillate your senses This book is a smorgasbord of thought-provoking and inspirational tidbits inviting the listener to deeply focus on the good and to reflect it back through daily deeds. It looks at life as a lyrical composition played out in our daily lives through our thoughts, poetry, songs, and actions. It is a compilation of who we are, living in a fast-paced world in which our thoughts are not often absorbed, shown or appreciated. This book gives a brief view of what seemingly goes unnoticed, but is in the background of every great human endeavor. It takes you simply to the point with rhythmic, poetic, and philosophical narratives. The descriptive view in words is not instructional, but rather inspirational and motivational. No matter the background or culture of the listener, all who hear it will find something to hold on to. From a source of wisdom that spans more than a century, the author garners knowledge from his 103-year-old maternal grandmother and his mother, who is 86. This book infuses physical and mental joy, dilemma and discovery into bite-sized pieces of knowledge, into poetic and lyrical cadences. It unmistakably offers the listener a bird´s-eye view of philosophical perspectives on current and past events. It succinctly introduces and describes subjects without exaggerating them, and is careful to not exhaust the listener. The book is written in a manner that allows a listener to begin listening anywhere in the text. The listener will be able to randomly hear the book without starting at the beginning and continuing through the end. There is no need to bookmark where the listener finishes because each article is independent of the other. The non-sequential approach to the book is reminiscent of the human thought process; even when the listening of it is interrupted it finds meaning in our thoughts. The book delves into the psychology of who we are, what we think 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vernell West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057414/bk_acx0_057414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.